Basking in stunning vistas, a captivating Detached 3 double bedroom modern house with self contained timber-clad Annexe nestled in landscaped gardens.
Entrance Hall – Sitting Room – Conservatory – Kitchen/Dining Room – Utility – Family Room/3rd Double Bedroom – Downstairs WC – Master Bedroom with Ensuite Shower – Double Bedroom – Family Bathroom – Airing Cupboard – Self Contained Open Plan Annexe with Double Bedroom – Dual Driveways with Car Parking – Landscaped Gardens with Reading Retreat, Italianate Folly, Dining Terrace, Assorted Sheds, Log Store & Greenhouse
The enchanting Pen Craig offers a winning combination of the desired practicalities of a modern home – large Kitchen/Diner and Ensuite Bedrooms with a subtle period feel, reflected in the reclaimed Welsh slate flooring and exposed stone fireplace that allows the house to nestle perfectly in its idyllic and timeless rural setting. The discreet Annexe set within the gardens represents, beyond the capacity for Multigenerational living or sumptuous Guest Accommodation, an ideal Holiday Let opportunity made even more lucrative by being a stone’s throw from The Harp Inn; Good Pub Guide’s 2020 ‘Country Pub of the Year’.
The breath-taking beauty of Pen Craig’s setting is undeniable with before it a near-panoramic vista sweeping across the valley to the rolling uphills beyond. Nearby lies St. Stephen’s, ‘one of the finest Medieval churches in Wales’ and heart of the quiet hilltop hamlet of Old Radnor. While 3.5 miles away New Radnor offers numerous amenities; including local shop, school and vibrant community centre. The market town of Kington is only just over 4 miles and hosts an annual Walking Festival in September. The whole area draws tourists to the famed ancient trail of Offa’s Dyke, dramatic dams of the Elan valley, Brecon Beacons, the International Literary Festival at Hay and many historic castle sites of this once-troubled borderland of the Welsh Marches.
Entrance Hall – Beyond the half-glazed Front Door opens the bright Entrance Hall with reclaimed Welsh slate flooring, leading to the Downstairs WC.
Sitting Room – The inviting Sitting Room delights in triple aspect, with windows framing stunning views over the landscaped gardens, down across the valley to the far hills beyond. The room is made cosy by the warming honey tones of solid oak flooring and the Multi-fuel stove set within a fireplace with exposed stone, timber lintel and slate hearth. Discreetly tucked away is a large cupboard providing copious storage.
Conservatory – The fully-glazed Conservatory offers ample space for both more formal dining and a peaceful retreat from which to bask in the views over the gardens to the wider landscape beyond. It has a practical tile floor, with External Door opening into the side paved courtyard with Log Store and covered storage, while the front sliding patio door opens onto steps descending to a paved Terrace, ideal for outdoor dining amid a riot of roses.
Kitchen/Dining Room – The Dining Room with practical Welsh slate flooring extending from the Hallway provides ample space for both everyday family dining and convivial seating before dual aspect windows framing views to the village church and to those spectacular views to the front. The Kitchen is fully fitted in painted Shaker units complimented by solid wooden countertops while to the side of the latest model Aga (available by negotiation) is a single unit with a Corian countertop ideal for pastry rolling. Integrated are under-counter fridge, gas hob with stainless hood above, Rangemaster steam oven with microwave oven below and Fisher and Paykel double drawer dishwasher. Beneath a window overlooking the gardens sits a ceramic sink and a half with integral drainer.
Utility – With an External Door into the gardens at the far end, the Utility is fitted with a run of units providing storage around space for a washing machine with a stainless steel sink and drainer above. Home to the Vaillant gas boiler, the Utility also offers ample space for any additional appliances.
Family Room/Bedroom 3 – The informal Family Room with wood-effect vinyl flooring offers a highly malleable space and benefits from French doors opening to the front. The spacious room is currently utilised as an expansive Home Office but readily offers a downstairs Double Bedroom. A hatch allows access to the capacious roof storage above and offers conversion potential; subject to all relevant permissions.
Bedroom 1 – The carpeted Master Bedroom basks in dual aspect windows framing those sensational views while a double run of fitted wardrobes with internal rails and shelving enjoys natural light from a Velux window. The Ensuite provides shower cubicle, WC and fitted basin with surrounding storage. It is completed with a period-style chrome radiator with towel rail.
Bedroom 2 – The second similarly spacious Double Bedroom is also carpeted and enjoys dual aspect framing the medieval church as well as front views across the valley. From the Bedroom a latch key door leads directly into the Family Bathroom creating in essence an Ensuite Bathroom.
Family Bathroom – Offering a full bath with wall-mounted shower and folding screen, the Bathroom is completed with WC and fitted storage unit with integral basin.
Airing Cupboard – Set on the landing the Airing Cupboard has batten shelf storage and is home to the hot water tank.
Annexe – With its own driveway, parking and even extant planning permission for a 3 bed home on the site, the self contained Annexe of timber-clad German construction offers open plan living with painted wood floor harmonising the Dining area and Sitting Room. The painted, fully-fitted Kitchen features integrated under-counter fridge, Rangemaster cooker and Belfast sink. The Double Bedroom enjoys a window overlooking the gardens, while a sliding door conceals the Ensuite with glass screened, walk-in Rainhead shower, WC and storage unit with integral basin.
Beyond high, double solid wooden gates the driveway splits leading either to the Annexe or down towards the main house; both with parking. The beautiful gardens have been landscaped with an intriguing web of pathways leading to some delightfully playful buildings. There is an Italianate Folly creating a sheltered spot for perhaps afternoon tea or the brick and timber frame Reading Retreat offering an enchanting hideaway. Designed and planted by true devotees the beds burst with wonderful specimens, while also provided are practical sheds and a greenhouse to nurture new generations.
Powys 2 Council Tax Band ‘F’
lpg Gas Central Heating & Double Glazed Throughout
Mains Electricity & Water, Private Drainage
From Hereford, take the A438 Brecon Road, drive 14 miles and continue straight towards Kington on the A4111. In 6 miles at the first of 2 roundabouts continue onto the A44 towards Rhayader. At Walton turn left to Old Radnor and left again following ‘The Harp Inn’ sign up the hill. Turn left yet again around the church. The property is to be found directly ahead.
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